Innovation was the key word at Reem Acra, where detachable accessories and dramatic trains that could be converted into veils made for a traditional yet fashion-forward collection. Jenny Packham put on an intimate Barn Dance-themed presentation at New York Bridal Week this weekend, reflecting the hazy, gypsy-inspired collection, designed for the “modern romantic with a wanderlust soul.”Elie Saab, who is famous for his red carpet-worthy haute couture and ready-to-wear creations, revealed a line-up of 25 daring and feminine gowns and trouser suits for brides to be.Ines Di Santo also debuted a feminine and floral collection that featured hints of color in its embroidery. From slinky gowns to frothy miniskirts, transparent mesh panels and asymmetric sleeves, the collection put an overtly sexy twist on classic bridal wear, with a glamorous result. Elie Saab’s contemporary collection features both fitted and grand dresses adorned with guipure, dotted tulle and silk chiffon. Panels of lace offer coverage for semi exposed shoulders, legs and waistlines, with embroideries and draperies echoing the label’s penchant for intricate craftsmanship.Full-blown romance was on the menu at haute couture house Georges Hobeika, where the beauty of the blooming bridal bouquet inspired the collection. At New York Bridal Fashion Week, Francesca Miranda presented 17 dramatic gowns that honored women around the world, with the designer naming each dress after an inspirational female in her life. nnovation was the key word at Reem Acra, where detachable accessories and dramatic trains that could be converted into veils made for a traditional yet fashion-forward collection.
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